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August 16, 2017

Radicalization and Extremism
A militia member rallies in Charlottesville. What Is the Far Right’s Threat to National Security?

Armed protests in Charlottesville highlight how the U.S. government has long devoted insufficient resources toward countering domestic far-right movements.

March 27, 2017

United States
BP03272017 Bill Maher Makes Us Dumber: How Ignorance, Fear and Stupid Pop-Culture Clichés Shape Americans’ View of the Middle East

Americans used to be just ignorant about Muslims and the Middle East. Now we're also fearful, stupid and wrong.

November 17, 2016

Human Rights
Migrant workers categorize crayons at a toy factory in Dongguan, Guangdong province March 9, 2010. South China's export stronghold Guangdong is experiencing labour shortages that could result in higher wages, but they are not as severe as reported by the media, provincial Communist Party boss Wang Yang said (Reuters/Joe Tan). Unfinished Business: Improving Labor Standards in Global Supply Chains

Global trade and the supply chains that support it are undergoing a period of profound change. Supply chains face threats including a resurgence of protectionism, climate change, decaying infrastruct…

October 28, 2016

Americas
Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer's CEO Frederico Curado (R) salutes workers next to an new Embraer E190-E2 during its unveil in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, February 25, 2016. Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA is in early talks with Iran, with a focus on commercial aviation, following the end of international sanctions, Chief Executive Curado told journalists on Thursday (Reuters/Nacho Doce). This Week in Markets and Democracy: Embraer Corruption Case, UK Anti-Slavery Law Neglected, Rule of Law Index

Brazil’s Plane Maker Fined in Bribery Case Spanning Five Continents Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer will pay $205 million to U.S. authorities, including $20 million for Brazil, for bribing o…

September 20, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
Play Oil refinery 'Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power'

Meghan L. O'Sullivan discusses her new book, Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power.

August 9, 2012

Trade
A worker stands in front of battery packs ready to be placed into electric vehicles at China's largest electric vehicle battery recharging station in Beijing (David Gray/Reuters). Morning Brief: Chinese Firm Offers to Buy U.S. Battery Maker

One of China’s largest auto-parts makers, Wanxiang Group (WSJ), announced plans to acquire 80 percent of ailing battery maker A123 Systems for $450 million. The Massachusetts-based firm grew out of m…

June 14, 2017

United States
Play U.S. National Security The Link Between Foreign Languages and U.S. National Security

Experts discuss foreign language learning in the U.S. education system as well as learning methods that go beyond the classroom walls, and the value of foreign language learning to U.S. national secu…

August 31, 2009

Politics and Government
spencer-tunick "Thrilling" Mexico

Thirteen thousand Thriller dancers gathered in Mexico City’s historic center last Saturday, reflecting to the vast transformations occurring in Mexico today.

October 25, 2016

United States
Play IMG_8389_Pollard_EC.jpg A Conversation With James Clapper

James Clapper reflects on lessons learned over his six years as Director of National Intelligence and discusses critical intelligence concerns facing the next U.S. president.